Several months ago, I created a military homecoming card using Mo Manning’s Soldier Boy and Lazy Mutt digital images. My friend Jess recently asked if I could remake the card, adding a second child to the montage. I knew that the only way this would really work was to add another child in some sort of military garb. Luckily, Mo also has a set of sailor boys and this one from the set fit in perfectly. I used a different image from the Lazy Dog set so that everyone would fit together better. I have to admit that I love the final result.
Paper: Bazzill Basics in Quicksand and Typhoon; Home of the Brave from the Americana Collection by Pebbles
Digital Stamps: Soldier Boy, Sailor Boys (set), and Lazy Mutt all by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Dies: 6×6 Matting Basics A, 6×6 Matting Basics B and Back to Basics Tags by Spellbinders
Copic Markers: E50, E51, E21, E11, R20 (skin); Y32, YR21, YR24, YR27 (hair); E41, E42, E43 (bear); C0, C01, R46, B91, B93 (sailor shirt); E43, E44, E47 (shoes); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (fatigues); B91, B93, B95 (T-shirt); C0, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 (boots); Y32, YR21, YR24 (dog); R46, R29, R20 (dog collar); YG21, YG03, YG17 (grass)
7 thoughts on “Thank You for Your Service”
Oh, Nancy, this is absolutely precious and so beautifully done! It’s so touching with these precious little ones and the dog, and what coloring right down to the perfect camouflage. I love both inside and outside, and what a special card this is going to be for someone to welcome home their loved one! Yes, it’s wonderful and will be cherished for years to come! So glad you shared it with us! Hugs!
Thanks Cheryl! It was a lot of fun to put together. The camouflage was initially a challenge, but once I realized that I could get the effect by dabbing the colors, it suddenly all fell into place.
Beautiful work Nancy – both the compostion, and the colouring. Such a special card.
Great idea. I just love it. Thank you for sharing. Conny (from Denmark)
This is so sweet and heartwarming. I love it.